Hopes that the SA new-vehicle market could recover to pre-Covid levels in 2023 are at risk after another deflating sales performance in November. 

A total of 45,075 cars and commercial vehicles were sold last month — 9.8% fewer than the 49,986 of November 2022, according to data from industry association Naamsa on Friday. It was the fourth month in a row that comparative sales fell. After 11 months of 2023, the aggregate market totals 491,967. That’s only 0.8% ahead of the 487,836 at the same stage last year. At the end of October, the gap was 2.1%. ..

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